Start of Ramadan 2022 (1443 AH)

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Arabia

Muslims will mark the first day of Ramadan on Saturday, 2nd April 2022, after an official sighting of the new crescent moon, the Saudi Supreme Court said on Friday.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE said Ramadan would also begin there on Saturday, and in Oman it is expected to begin a day later. The starting date is determined by both lunar calculations and physical sightings of a new moon.

( Source: Arab News )

North America & Europe

According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of Ramadan 1443 is on Saturday, April 2, 2022, insha'Allah.

The Islamic calendar adopted by Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) is based on calculations with Ittihadul-Mataali’ concept for the sake of global unity. FCNA decided to follow The European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which states that the sighting is not a requirement but just the means of ascertaining the beginning of a new month, and that is now attained by exact calculations. The criteria are that after conjunction somewhere on the globe, at local sunset, the angle between sun and moon should be at least 8° and moon should be at least 5° above the horizon. If these conditions are met, the month starts the next day, otherwise, the month starts on the day following the next day.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr for the year 1443 AH are established as follows:

Ramadan 1443 AH: The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 6:24 Universal Time. On that day, everywhere in North and South America at sunset, the elongation is at least 8 degrees and the moon is at least 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, the first day of Ramadan 1443 is on Saturday, April 2, 2022, insha'Allah.

Eid al-Fitr 1443 AH: The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 20:28 UT. Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and the moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore Shawwal 1443 cannot start the next day. Hence the first day of Shawwal is on Monday, May 2, 2022, insha'Allah. Eid al-Fitr will be on Monday, May 2, 2022.

( Source: Fiqh Council of North America )

The month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, 2nd April 2022, in France, confirmed the Grand Mosque of Paris in a press release on Friday, April 1.

( Source: West Observer )

The East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre is pleased to announce that 1 Ramadan 1443 is on Saturday 2 April 2022.

( Source: East London Mosque )

Africa

Ramadan will start in Egypt on Saturday, 2nd April 2022, according to an announcement by Dar Al-Iftaa, the body responsible for issuing religious edicts in the country.

( Source: Ahram Online )

The Moroccan Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced Sunday, April 3 as the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco.

( Source: Morocco World News )

Asia

Muslims in Malaysia will begin the Ramadan fast on Sunday (April 3), says the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal.

( Source: The Star )

Australia

According to Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) the first day of fasting will be Saturday, April 2, 2022.

The sun will set on Friday the 1st of April at 6.50pm (Sydney local time) and the moon will appear on the same day after sunset for 11 minutes until 7.01pm where it will disappear thereafter from the horizon. In the city of Perth, Western Australia, the sun will set on Friday at 6.12pm (Perth local time) and the moon will appear on the same day after sunset for 14 minutes until 6.26pm where it will disappear thereafter from the horizon. This allows for ample time to sight the moon under normal conditions with the absence of all that hinders the moon from being sighted. Therefore: The Holy Month of Ramadan for this year 1443H- 2022 will commence on Saturday, 2nd of April 2022. The first night of the Holy Month of Ramadan and Taraweeh Prayer will be on Friday, 1st of April 2022 after Sunset (After Isha).

( Source: Australian National Imams Council )

Moon Sighting

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Ramadan 1443 AH: The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 6:24 UT. Based on visibility curves, on April 1, 2022, the moon may be seen with difficulty in Hawaii and Polynesian Islands. On April 2, 2022, the moon can be seen in almost the whole world.

Eid al-Fitr 1443 AH: The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 20:28 UT.  Based on visibility curves, On April 30, the moon can not be seen anywhere in the world. On May 1, it may be seen in Canada and Northern South America with binoculars; it will be seen in the USA easily. On May 2, the moon can be seen in the whole world.

( Source: Moonsighting )


You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God.
Fast for a specific number of days, but if one of you is ill, or on a journey, on other days later. For those who can fast only with extreme difficulty, there is a way to compensate–– feed a needy person. But if anyone does good of his own accord, it is better for him, and fasting is better for you, if only you knew.
It was in the month of Ramadan that the Quran was revealed as guidance for mankind, clear messages giving guidance and distinguishing between right and wrong. So any one of you who is present that month should fast, and anyone who is ill or on a journey should make up for the lost days by fasting on other days later. God wants ease for you, not hardship. He wants you to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him for having guided you, so that you may be thankful.  ( Quran 2:183-185 )

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ فَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ وَأَن تَصُومُواْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُواْ الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ


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